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Major Henry Lee Military Medal

Object Number: 
1174
Date: 
1790-1877
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 11/16 in. ( 4.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "JWRIGHT"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Henry Lee with surrounding legend: "HENRICO LEE LEGIONIS EQUIT.PRAEFECTO/COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse bears inscription within laurel wreath: "NON OBSTANTIB/FLUMINIBUS VALLIS/ASTUTIA&VIRTUTE BELLICA/PARVA MANU HOSTES VICIT/VICTOSQ./AKMIS HUMANITATE/DEVINXIT./IN MEM PUGN AD PAULUS/HOOK DIE XIX./AUG.1779."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group